The Big Deal 2020 is a business and enterprise programme for Year 9 and 10 students, embarking them on an entrepreneurial journey to create a unique and innovative business plan for a product, business or social enterprise.

The programme provides a positive challenge, allowing students to explore their potential and consider how their ideas can become reality, all through the support of a varied and exciting online curriculum of events and activities.

During 2022 our Access and Outreach programmes will be delivered virtually with some face-to-face events. We will be guided by government guidelines and University policy. We will work directly with programme participants and our school and college partners to keep you informed of progress.

The student view

"Taking part in the competition made me more confident. My mentor helped me to think creatively and solve problems. Learning how to write a business plan and to present in front of lots of people are both skills which will help me in the future."

Big Deal participant